Mackinaw City, Michigan

Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping

Mackinaw City, Michigan



Mackinaw City, Michigan
Phone: (231) 436-5584

Sites: 600
Recent Rate: $44 6/2015

Latitude: 45.7507121243579
Longitude: -84.6863765727358

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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185 Reviews

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DKL1219

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $29.00
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Gigantic campground! Great for kids. The rate list posted on their webpage and is very confusing. I originally made reservations for a small size FHU site, unfortunately there is no site map of the campground on-line (they are only found in the office and camp store, although you can look at the one in the store). Since we were in a 30ft MH, I thought a small size site would be fine. You don't know your site # until you check in. We were put in #134. If you like camping like a sardine it would have been fine. Luckily there were lots of empty sites so we asked to be moved to a lrg site & were given #172 which was quite spacious. In loops 3 - 9, sm FHU back-in sites are on the side of the road facing west and the lrg back-in FHU sites are on the road facing east. Each large site is equal in width to two sm sites. The FHU lake front sites look to be the same size as the small size (no view) FHU sites. While the view is great in the front row, the sites are way too close, but you wouldn't know that because there is no campground site map. The free WIFI wasn't worth the effort to try to log on - never did work for us. Our own Verizon Jetpack mifi worked fine. It was a real hassle to take our trash to the front of the park - they need to add more trash cans. We did not use the showers/bathrooms but 1 shower building for a campground this size seems inadequate. Interior roads are narrow. The cabins looked nice. Mackinac Island Star Line ferry offers free pick up and return to the campground which was very convenient. We stayed here a week and would probably return. All staff were very friendly & helpful. The campground was very clean but worn looking. Our lrg site was $31 during the week and $34 on the weekends. It averaged $29 with a good sam discount. We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Big Stone Bay Fishery is near the campground and has very good fresh fish for sale.

Colonial Michilmackinac and Fort Mackinac are worth a visit, as are the McGulpin and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouses.

We would not recommend the Mackinac Island Carriage tour. It was expensive and the guides were more jokesters than historic narrators. Easier and less expensive to walk or bike on the island.

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MandyandMaverick

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $38.00
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We arrived in the rain and there check in procedures have their customers standing outside to check in as if you are buying tickets at a ticket window. Got eaten alive by mosquitoes. When we pulled into our site got swarmed by millions of "lake bugs" that made it literally impossible to camp. Requested a site further from the water where perhaps the sky was not black with bugs and were told most of their 50 amp sites where having "maintenance done." Found one site that was much smaller but at least we could go outside. The sites were primarily gravel, sand, and high weeds. No garbage cans except for the dumpster up front that you would have to drive to as it very away. We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Motorhome.

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petpeople

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $36.00
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The Bridge and Island sites are very close together and unfortunately we were there when these flying bugs called Midges or Fish Flies had hatched and every vehicle was covered by these things. The campground is clean and many roads to walk around. My complaint is they say they are dog friendly BUT there is a lawn in front of this section clearly stating dogs are to be walked on the road, not grass. How many dogs do bathroom duties on a road? While geese run & poop all over lawn dogs cannot poop & owners clean up. Also all the metal cans placed along park roads are for ashes only with the only garbage area near the office at the entry. When I make reservations I state we are traveling without canine child who stays in the motorhome with music on. After check in under rules on paperwork it state do not leave dogs unattended at your campsite or in an rv followed by a list of local kennels! Needless to say we ignored the grass bit by walking her on the edge and left her in our motorhome while doing short day tours during our stay. I can understand if we have a non stop barker but this is not what I consider pet friendly. They do not have a pet run either. We would not stay here again due to this issue. We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Go to KOA if you have a dog

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ShirlC

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $44.00
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We stayed in June 2015 and found it to be a nice park. However, we stayed in site 610, which is bridge view but was so tight we could not put out our awning all the way and had to fold our outdoor run in half and it still went into the scrub brush. We require 30 amp and there where numerous other sites available for bridge view that were vacant the whole time we were there that had twice as much room. I don't understand why felt they had to cram everyone together in those tiny sites. The mosquitos were thick, but luckily they didn't bite. There were bug swarms as others mentioned but this is to be expected this time of year in that area. People should know that. We will go back but request a better site. We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Travel Trailer.

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CapeGreen

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $34.00
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First, I don’t like to be forced to pay a reservation fee. At least 2 campgrounds in this area do this. The one-time non-returnable reservation fee is $3.00. Minus 1 point. The receipt that was given to me is very difficult to understand. It took several minutes to see exactly what I paid, but there are no dates on the receipt other than arrival & departure dates. Minus 1 point. Free Wi-Fi? Not really. You get one coupon with a Tengo Internet code per 24 hr. period, but the catch is that you can only use that code on one device. My wife and I each have a PC and each have a phone. So I was given the option to purchase more coupons at $2.00 per device per 24 hr. period. So for the 4 nights we stayed, I paid $8.00 for “free” internet access. But I must admit, on a Friday evening, the internet was running smoothly, but I still must subtract one more point! There is only one place to dump trash in this very large campground. I suppose the reason is to keep down any wildlife issues. However, with that said, the campground itself was run well. It has hundreds of sites, some big, some small. It’s location is on Lake Huron. There’s a pool, free mini-golf and a nice large camp store with arcade/game room. Our site was large with a very nice fire ring. The utilities were spread far apart. I had to use a second hose to get to the water outlet; the electric and sewer lines barely reached their respective outlets after I moved trailer to accommodate my 25 ft. electric cord. Sadly minus another point. If you go in June, beware of the billions of flying insects that apparently arrive for about 2 weeks. At first I thought they were mosquitos, but were they’re not. They don’t bite, but they are VERY annoying and get all over everything! We may or may not stay here again, only because of the limited choices in the area. We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Travel Trailer.

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semodan

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $34.00
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Our overall opinion of Mill Creek Campground is poor at best. The advertising and marketing did not match reality. We were jammed into a spot on the second row off the lake. After coming back from a supply run to town, some neighbors had already started a cooking fire in our ring since there was no room on their site for a fire. We will not go back there nor recommend the campground to anyone that asks. We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Travel Trailer.

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Gary T

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $37.00
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Our rate was based on a lake front site with a bridge view. The site length was adequate for our 38' fifth wheel RV but very narrow. The site was full hookups with 30 amp service. If we stayed here again we would opt for a site off the water and wider. All the utilities worked well. The campground is large but all the interior roads are well marked. Our Verizon phone and hot spot worked well. We had to relocate our Dish Tailgater satellite antenna several times when new campers arrived and blocked our signal. We would stay here again. We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Fifth Wheel.

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Solem8s

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $32.00
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This is the largest and best maintained park in which we have stayed. It includes almost a mile of lakefront, a beach, and wonderful views of the island and the bridge. The sites are all very good and most with trees but the size depends on the location and probably price. Ours could easily have fit two RVs side-by-side comfortably. The sites are all quite level, grass and gravel, and include fire pits and a nice picnic table. Unfortunately, the store and arcade were closed off-season when we were there, but the town is just 3 miles away and it is loaded with restaurants and tourist shops. There is a very nice pool (also closed in September) and playgrounds. The campground includes cabins and plenty of paths for a walk or run. The layout into zones means you never realize you are in such a large campground. In the summer, it must be full of families and kids having a great time. They also offer discount tickets to the island. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Fifth Wheel.

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tobyjug

Review Count: 193
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $44.00
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This campground is a little on the rustic side, but well maintained, and the staff were helpful at check in. Roads were dusty and since this is such a huge campground it's better and easier to unhook your towed before you get to your site. Pad was gravel, level and back in. Big rig access was good. Very quiet, adequate privacy, space for the towed, shade trees, grass, picnic table and fire ring. There is a small pool by the store. There is only one bathhouse but plenty of clean pit toilets throughout the campground. No laundry. Lots of places to walk your pet. Wi-Fi and cell were good. There are food stores and restaurants in Mackinaw City. We would stay here again, it's very convenient to Mackinac Island, we had a front row site with wonderful views that overlooked Lake Huron, and the Mackinac Bridge.  We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Motorhome.

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Danni

Review Count: 119
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $40.00
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This park is HUGE! Definitely unhook your car if you have a tow and find your site before bringing in the RV. We were in the second row from the beach in a very wide site and very private with trees on the edges. But there was plenty of room to back in our 40 foot RV. Lots of room for the tow too. Right on Lake Huron with beautiful views. Very good Verizon voice and data. Site was level and quiet. Good park for dog walking. Lots of things for kids to do. And a great location to go to Mackinac Island. We've been here before and we'll come back. We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Motorhome.

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2hams

Review Count: 124
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $37.00
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Our large site was fairly level gravel and dirt on a dusty busy road. Full hookups worked fine. Wi-Fi is good, get a coupon for each 24 hrs. Lots of walking, but dog is supposed to stay on the road. Only one bathhouse, but very clean pit toilets throughout the campground. Good location. We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Fifth Wheel.

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dandd

Review Count: 197
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $50.00
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Large spacious park with loads of biking and walking roads, as well as excellent sunset views. They need more dumpster locations around the campground. Gravel roads can get very dusty. If you don't like the smoke from campfires, stay back from the sites nearest the water. Convenient to Mackinaw City and ferry to Mackinac Island. We'd stay there again We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Motorhome.

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Filster

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $40.00
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The biggest con with this campground is, if you want to extend your stay you have to switch sites and then for some unknown reason they can't tell you which site you're moving to until the next day. We extended twice and had to move 2 times. They wont tell you which site you're moving to until 11 o'clock that day. Other than that, the campground is great. Very spacious sites. Good for big rigs. Gravel road in front of site tends to get very dusty with traffic. We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Fifth Wheel.

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Stugpanzer

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $51.00
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We were located at the end loop between loops 7 & 8 on site 178. When you book here you cannot choose what site you get, rather you tell them what kind of site you want. We booked this site (and another for our camping buddies) and had to book on Labor Day of 2013 in order to get this for July of 2014. The view from our sites were excellent! You can see the Mackinac Bridge, Mackinac Island, and Bois Blanc island from the sites. There is a 'common' grassy area that really gives the place a park like atmosphere. Although we enjoyed our stay and loved our sites, I would not want to stay in one of the interior sites behind us as I felt they were packed in. There are other sites throughout the campground that I would consider. They have a fire engine they run through the park and give rides as well as during the weekend (when we were there) a hay ride. There is a nice beach and a pool for swimming. The store is really nice with some grocery items and, of course, camping supplies, souvenirs, etc. There is a game room that is in the same building as the store and looks nice as well. There is a free shuttle from/to the campground to the Star Line Ferry for Mackinac Island. The bathrooms and showers were clean and well cared for. We would camp here again. We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Motorhome.

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MarieB

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $35.00
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This is a huge park! For one thing, you can't get lost finding the place, there are huge signs leading you in, for miles ahead of time! Then, once you pull in, you have a large "reception office" with about 6 windows to check people in and map you to your location. Easy to follow signs lead you to your site. These people have it all figured out. We lucked out and got a site nearest to the water view, which was nice. Again, it's Michigan, so parking on grass, but plenty of space. Expect lots of children, everywhere, on bikes! Really nice place tho and super convenient to everything is why we chose it. The "water strip" is so nice to walk along and they have benches and fire rings to use if you want. We set up our own chairs the first night with a glass of wine and just watched the freighters go by. Unfortunately most the week was pretty cold and rainy to do much outside, but a really lovely park! FHU, but no TV We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Motorhome.

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